Florals were in abundance this week , not just the pretty little climbing rose named Cherub that covers a rose arch at my front gate but also on my cotton jacket. I have had this Asian inspired jacket for a while and it has made a previous appearance on the blog. I bought it at a local recycled shop and was drawn to the pretty floral and its hot pink lining.
I paired the jacket with a straw platter style hat that I purchased from a local retailer last Summer.I liked the style of the hat but not the decorative finishes, a bit too tizzy for my taste. I had good intentions of removing them and making the hat more me but as you can see that is a project yet to happen. That said it worked perfectly with this outfit that I wore for a garden visit with my sister.
Kaydale Lodge Gardens are a family obsession that first began from a bare farm paddock in 1979.It is a real family affair , parents Kay and Robert designed and planted the original garden and today their daughters Amarlie and Leslie are adding their favourite plants and ideas. The garden was a joy to behold with the peonies coming into bloom , we were told that peonies have now replaced roses in the garden as wallabies don’t eat them , a problem for many country Australian gardeners.
A few of the many peonies in bloom , the salmon colour was stunning. We were given a posy of peonies to take home including a couple of these beauties. The girls gave us a tip for extending the vase life of the blooms, add a couple of ice cubes daily and it works they are still looking beautiful.
Oriental poppies have long been a favourite of mine and I have several in my garden. I think this raspberry pink is glorious and a must to add to my collection.
Today’s outfit consists of the cotton Asian style jacket from a local recycle store, white Mela Purdie top , white Obi wide pants , both many Summers old, white daisy vintage clip-ons, straw hat from a local retailer, Preen sunnies, vintage pink Charles Jourdan bag , a recycle find.
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Judith at Style Crone for Hat Attack, Jess at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish for Turning Heads Tuesday, Nancy for Fashion Friday Link Up.